Landmines and unexploded munitions remaining from the 22-year Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon, as well as previous periods of conflict in the area, severely hindered the much-needed restoration of peace and security in the area. Reconstruction, socio-economic development and general community life were severely affected by the massive landmine contamination left following the Israeli withdrawal in 2000.
"Operation Emirates Solidarity: An International Model and Mine Clearance Success Story,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 19.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss2/19